Climate love
Image of World Health Organization

World Health Organization

Climate love

The climate crisis is a health crisis; it drives extreme weather and is taking lives around the world.

Floods, wildfires, drought and the onslaught of extreme weather are driving a global health crisis that must be put at the center of climate action, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
“The climate crisis is a health crisis; it drives extreme weather and is taking lives around the world,” Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the WHO, said. “Melting ice caps and rising sea levels are, of course, crucial issues, but for most people they are distant threats in both time and place. The threats of our changing climate are right here and right now.”
Tedros was speaking at a New York climate week event on links between global health and the climate crisis. The Cop28 climate summit in Dubai in December will hold a global health day for the first time, where health issues in the context of the climate crisis will be discussed.

Image of post in post detailed view

Do you agree?

29 more agrees trigger contact with the recipient

  • Kevin

    38 w

    Very sad that climate change impacts overall well being of humans and the ecosystem

    • Grace Njeri

      38 w

      Climate impacts on health range from mild to severe and from acute to chronic.

      • Rashid Kamau

        38 w

        The reality is that the climate crisis is the biggest health crisis of our time.

        Welcome, let's solve the climate crisis together
        Post youtube preview with preloading
        youtube overlay

        Write or agree to climate reviews to make businesses and world leaders act. It’s easy and it works.

        Write a climate review

        Voice your opinion on how businesses and organizations impact the climate.
        0 trees planted

        One tree is planted for every climate review written to an organization that is Open for Climate Dialogue™.

        Download the app

        We plant a tree for every new user.